[ gruhb-street ]
/ ˈgrʌbˌstrit /
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produced by a hack; poor in quality: a grubstreet book.
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Origin of grubstreet
First recorded in 1640–50
Words nearby grubstreet
Definition for grubstreet (2 of 2)
a street in London, England: formerly inhabited by many impoverished minor writers and literary hacks; now called Milton Street.
petty and needy authors, or literary hacks, collectively.
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Example sentences from the Web for grubstreet
You see,” he added apologetically, “when people begin to talk about anybody, we Grubstreet hacks thrive on the gossip.The Strollers|Frederic S. Isham
British Dictionary definitions for grubstreet
a former street in London frequented by literary hacks and needy authors
the world or class of literary hacks, etc
adjective Also: 'Grubˌstreet
(sometimes not capital) relating to or characteristic of hack literature
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